Annual Event 2018
We are pleased to announce that Donna Kleczka is our Event Chair…today she is confirming Committee Members and exploring theme ideas. More to come….please check back after April 1, 2018 for an update.
Why it Matters: Although the number of women in the U.S. Congress has reached an all-time high, the need for more women in leadership roles is crucial.
Women will not hold an equal share of seats until the year 2117, if trends continue at the current rate.
Midwest Women’s Sports Group
Bernell Hooker is the Founder/CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports a nonprofit organization empowering girls to achieve their best through sports. With 15 years leading IOU Sports, she’s worked with over 1,500 girls and women teaching life lessons through sports, careers in sports and a host of programs and events. In 2014, Bernell acquired a Semi-Professional Women’s Basketball Team, the Milwaukee Aces to complete her mission. She believes Wisconsin lacks pro women’s sports and girls need to see firsthand women playing professional sports and the careers that derive from it.
Today, women are able to benefit from Title IX, signed into law, 45 years ago. Title IX is a law banning sex discrimination in publicly funded institutions, giving female students access to play sports, a privilege their male counterparts have always been able to take advantage of. […]